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Despite taste, smell Nacogdoches water OK to drink

The annual turning over of Lake Nacogdoches has led to bad tasting water for some customers. (Source: KTRE Staff) The annual turning over of Lake Nacogdoches has led to bad tasting water for some customers. (Source: KTRE Staff)
City crews began treatment procedures about 10 days ago to correct the problem. (Source: KTRE Staff) City crews began treatment procedures about 10 days ago to correct the problem. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The water is perfectly safe to drink and hopefully the water/odor issues should be corrected soon. (Source: KTRE Staff) The water is perfectly safe to drink and hopefully the water/odor issues should be corrected soon. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Bad tasting water is pretty much an annual occurrence, but the complaints still surface, just like the organic materials that give water the earthy taste.

Nacogdoches City Engineer Steve Bartlett confirmed the warm temperatures, spring winds, and frequent rains have caused Lake Nacogdoches to “turn over.” That's when algae and other raw materials passes through the intake at the treatment plant.

Now, it doesn't harm the water and it's perfectly safe to drink.

City crews began "extra filtering" and treatment procedures about 10 days ago.

That should reduce the taste and odor problems over the next couple of weeks.

A reminder, Bartlett said there are millions of gallons of water circulating through the system.

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